Category: Business Trends

Employee Experience Redefined: It’s Now About Safely Coming To Work

As part of our Big Reset Initiative, we have four working groups pulling together best-practices across 150+ companies on their Coronavirus response strategies, and we will be sharing their findings later in June. In the meantime, as I spend most of my waking hours talking with HR leaders, I want to throw out an ... Read more»

Thriving In The Pandemic: Lessons From The World Happiness Study

One of the biggest topics I talk with HR leaders about is the massive culture shift taking place in business. CEOs are becoming Chief Empathy Officers; companies are asking employees to take sick days and vacation; it’s now ok to work at home and spend time with your children; and wellbeing and health have ... Read more»

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Remote Work Is Sinking In: And The Impact Is Bigger Than We Realized

We’ve been studying the impact of Remote Work from the crisis and the well is deepening. Not only are companies getting comfortable with the practice, but a whole new set of issues has emerged.

Let me give you a peek (this is data from our www.covidhrpulse.com, our bi-weekly study of HR professionals’ response to ... Read more»

Using Positive Psychology Against The Coronavirus. It Really Does Work.

When you go to business school you learn a lot about uncertainty. When things are unclear, you get more data, build a model, and try to weigh your options. And if you apply the science of Operations Research, you can model almost everything: customer demand, seasonal variations, competitive threats, and trends in consumer behavior.

In ... Read more»

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The Back-to-Work Playbook: It’s Being Written By Manufacturers

The Coronavirus crisis has affected us all. Companies have shut down retail operations, moved employees to work at home, and implemented hundreds of new programs to help employees stay safe, protected, and productive at work. And now, almost 10 weeks into the crisis, some are going back to work.

We started a big program called ... Read more»

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COVID-19 May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Employee Engagement

The Coronavirus is accelerating one of the biggest business transformations in decades. Yes, it’s a health crisis but for most companies, it’s also an incredible opportunity to transform.

Consider a bizarre thought. In the middle of a pandemic, our research now shows that companies are treating their employees better than ever. And employee engagement, a ... Read more»

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People+Work Connect: A Bold Idea, Powered by Accenture.

I am constantly inspired by the ingenuity of the business community. As more than 20 million Americans find themselves out of work, employers are going through a similar level of angst. One company needs to lay off or furlough thousands of restaurant, retail, or airline workers, while another needs to hire thousands of people ... Read more»

Resilience

Can We Make Our Organizations Resilient? And Make Society Resilient As A Result?

One of the biggest surprises of the pandemic is how “brittle” our society has become. A single tiny virus has managed to upset our lives, our economies, and our society. Not only are we worried about our personal health, but our financial system is threatened and we are arguing about state vs. federal, voting practices, ... Read more»

Global COVID-19

The World Just Became More Local, And More Global Too

One of the most fascinating and controversial issues in the COVID-19 crisis is the balance between global and local control. And this brings the world of business performance and politics into conflict.

Thomas Piketty the famous economist has shown us that the economy was becoming “more local” over the last decade, and now politicians are ... Read more»